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Director of Compensation

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.



The Director of Compensation is responsible for creating the overall design, development and implementation of Vail Resorts compensation processes and programs. In this role, you will focus on utilizing data to design and deliver compensation initiatives for our different employee groups. This will include assessing base pay and short and long term incentive programs to ensure they allow us to hire and retain top talent. This role will develop and execute initiatives aligned with our Talent strategy. This role will lead a team of 4 compensation professionals.  


The most successful candidates have the following traits and competencies:

  • Thinks strategically and makes informed decisions through the use of data and analytics
  • Champions the culture, while embracing regional and cultural differences in working styles
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business



  • Develop roadmap for enterprise compensation strategy
  • Serve as subject matter expert to leadership and help guide decisions around compensation related issues
  • Assess, develops and implements necessary updates to the company’s compensation processes including job levels, grades, salary structures and incentive plan designs
  • Develops programs to educate employees on compensation plans and processes
  • Lead annual merit review process including recommending guidelines for merit, promotions and market adjustment increases
  • Leads and develops compensation team members to ensure efficient operation of function
  • Stays current and ensures all laws and regulations are followed and the company remains compliant



  • Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced degree preferred
  • Prior experience with designing compensation programs and structures
  • Minimum 10 years compensation or related experience, preferably in a medium-large company
  • 3+ years managing others
  • Self-driven and capable of working with senior leaders, members of the HR team, and cross-functional partners throughout the company
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills


The budgeted range starts at $140,000 - $175,500 + annual bonus + equity.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 400249

Nearest Major Market: Denver